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Ferreira: I wasn’t on good terms with Zamalek’s board

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Former Zamalek Portuguese coach Jesualdo Ferreira discussed his relationship with the Egyptian club’s high-board, saying they were not as tight as Manuel Jose’s ties with Al Ahly’s.

In an interview on Al Kass TV, Ferreira discussed his relationship with his former club Zamalek’s board, saying that they weren’t as tight as Manuel Jose’s ties with Al Ahly.

“Manuel Jose’s time with Al Ahly was very successful due to many reasons,” said Ferreira during his interview.

“Stability at Al Ahly was key, which cemented the strong ties Jose had with the club and the board.”

“Throughout my days in Zamalek, such understanding – between the board and the coaching team – wasn’t present”

It’s worth mentioning that the former White Knights manager had a very unstable and short reign in Zamalek due to the very disturbed relations he had with chairman Mortada Mansour.

The tensions were so high that Ferreira breached his contract in November 2015 and left Zamalek before the contract’s expiration date, posting on his official Facebook account:

“For months, Zamalek chairman has been trying to force me to leave the club and tried to interfere with my technical work.

“He stopped paying my salary and the salary of my assistants as well for the past three months. He also didn’t pay our bonuses for winning the league and the cup.”

Immediately after unilaterally ending his contract, Zamalek released a statement calling the Portuguese manager a “lying fugitive” that is trying to influence the White Knights emotionally and turn them on their club.

The issue was escalated as he, later on, announced that he’ll file a complaint to FIFA demanding that he receives the full amount of his contract.

Malak Hassouna is a French Baccalaureate graduate and currently a Political Sciences student, who was born and still lives in Cairo. She started playing volleyball at the age of 7 as a libero at the Shooting Club in Cairo. A hardcore Chelsea and Al Ahly fan, also a Roger Federer worshipper. She writes for various websites and blogs including KingFut, Chelseafc360 and Vavel UK.

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